Hazel O’Connor’s Band 1980

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Andy Qunta….Late 1980 – back cover of the Sons and Lovers album, I believe! Still wearing my PN Club T shirt! That’s where Factory did residencies in Munich in ’74 & ’75!

Peter Fisher…. saw HazelO’Connor with Andy and Wesley at Norwich University (81?), having moved to Norfolk from London in 1979, and I believe I grabbed a word or two with a surprised Andy afterwards….support believe it or not was Duran Duran, still sporting new romantic hair and costume, just before they got big, and they were awful….Hazel and the band were great!

Mick O’Dowd….Used to know Wes. The Will You single is on my alltime favourite list and I used the instrumental version (TV theme for Ennals Point?) as a run out groove at the end of my shows in the late 80’s/90’s. great stuff!

 

Jo Jo Laine & The Firm – When The Boys Happy 1980

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A few local people played on this one as The Firm including Phil Gill, Steve Demetri, Andy Caine, Wesley Magoogan, Ray Fenwick.

Phil Gill….The first session Steve and I ever did for Ray.  Some good tales about McCartney and Jimmy McCulloch,  John Perry (from Grapefruit, a Beatles signing to Apple) had some great stories about Cliff Richard and Alan Tarney – John was in Cliff’s backing band at the time and sorted us out with tickets for a Cliff show. Jo Jo spent about £60 on t-shirts from a gift shop on the sea-front. We nailed it first take, Wes was a complete pro, Ray paid us for the session and it made the Radio 1 playlist, so I heard it it on my car radio – double result. The b-side was my favourite.

Andy Caine.…Hi Chaps,I don’t have any photo’s I’m afraid! Remember the session though. She was quite a character.

Hazel O’Connor and Megahype – 1980

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Tony Ham…. saw Hazel O’Connor at the Oasis Club in Rye in 1980.She played there twice, I went the second time. I got my copy of Breaking Glass signed, still got it, I was 15 at the time.

Michael Mepham…. I  saw that too! Great gig!

Yvonne Cleland….I  saw it too. My then boyfriend was doing the sound! RIP Derek Bolland xxx

A live performance of the track ‘Will You’ from the film ‘Breaking Glass’. This features Wesley Magoogan playing the famous sax piece in it’s entirety.